Hello, my name is Michelle. I became a mum for the first time in November 2017 to my little boy Fergus. While on maternity leave I was looking for groups to attend with Fergus and I did try a few which we both enjoyed, but I couldn't find much other than musical groups. Which are great fun and Fergus loved them, and they are so beneficial to speech and language development. That being said I didn't want to sing incy wincy spider again, we were doing so much singing already...so much singing.
So I decided to create the type of group that I was looking for and what I thought Fergus would enjoy. A space for baby with their parents to enjoy a mixture of different activities. A space to really spend some quality time together, having fun. Although classes are aimed at the babies I wanted to create a place parents enjoyed coming too. We all know how challenging some days can be, so I wanted to ensure I could create a nice space parents could enjoy spending some quality time with their baby and have a good bleather with an adult if they needed it!
Before I became a mum ,
I studied psychology at University and gained a Bsc(Hons). I really enjoyed studying human behaviour and in particular liked understanding how we learn and develop as children . This led me to pursue working with children, young people and families.
I have been fortunate enough to work in many different sectors from children with learning difficulties to residential childcare. However for the last 5 years I have been working within the early years sector. Learning about what works for children aged 0-3. I have gained lots of training in programmes such as book bug and mellow parenting and the NHS breast feeding management primary course and many more.
Before leaving work to have my child I worked for a local charity providing support and running baby groups for teenage parents. Here I spent 3 years providing different types of groups for parents and their babies and had the opportunity to explore the types of activities that babies and parents enjoyed and got the most out of.
With my work experience and experience of being a Mum, passion and knowledge, I hope to provide welcoming groups for you to really enjoy with your baby. Michelle